Jul 6, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. but michele bachmann's gain with 12%. an eight-point jump from the last poll. jon huntsman's not getting much traction. he's trailing with 2%. more bad news for huntsman, his former chief of staff utah congressman is endorsing romney calling him more electable. meanwhile, a couple of other candidates are doubling down on iowa. here's rick santorum on cnbc this week. take a listen. >> it's a big mistake for any candidate to bypass iowa. i think it shows weakness not strength. if you can't compete in the heartland of america, it's a big mistake for governor romney, for governor hundredsman. tim pawlenty is upping the iowa stakes with a huckabee. he's hired sarah huckabee sanders. the daughter of mike huckabee who helped her father win the iowa caucuses back in 2008. in here, inventory can be taught to learn. ♪ machines have a voice. ♪ medical history follows you. it's the at&t network -- a network of possibilities... committed to delivering the most advanced mobile broadband experience to help move business... forward. ♪ our girl's an architect. our boy's a genius. we are awesome parents!
Jul 6, 2011 7:00pm EDT
the republicans are glad to see him come. >>> next up, where is the loyalty? a one-time chief of staff to jon huntsman has passed over his former boss and endorsed mitt romney. his reasoning -- he's uniquely positioned to beat barack obama. he broke the news it was a little awkward. >>> speaking of awkward, it was just personal. apparently in new jersey last week governor chris christie used his line-item veto to strike funding for certainly health and social programs. the reaction from steve sweeney -- i wanted to punch him in his head. you know who he reminds me you have? mr. potter from "it's a wonderful life." that's what senator convenery called him. they're a longtime bipartisan allies. they put out a statement yesterday while saying wheel sweeney's comments were disrespectful, christie stands ready to work with him going forward. >>> the number of women in congress dropped for the first time in 30 years. whatever reason, the new york rising star, senator kirsten jill brand wants to reverse that trend. she joints us next. you're watching "hardball," only on msnbc. >> hillo, efrp. i'm al
Jul 6, 2011 6:00am PDT
as well. tim pawlenty, 3%. jon huntsman, who has staked a lot of his campaign on winning new hampshire and had this big rollout with a lot of media coverage, only at 2% at this point. he is right there with herman cain and newt gingrich. surprising numbers there and very good numbers for mitt romney. we mentioned in that poll there, tim pawlenty, he also is not doing very well in that poll. he is hoping, obviously, to win iowa where is he staking all of his campaign and brought what is basically a pretty good political young gun on his squad, sarah huckabee sanders, the doubt of mike huckabee, who won the iowa caucuses back in 2008, she has joined his campaign. so you can say that tim pawlenty is looking for some huck luck. and sarah huckabee was a big part of the huckabee campaign and will be a big part of pawlenty's campaign. if pawlenty will do well in iowa, sarah huckabee will be a big bet to help him because right now, he needs all of the help he can get. >> jim acosta, thanks. your next political update in an hour. always get all of the political news 24/7 at cnn/politics.com. >>